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Bradford keeper praises 'humble' Mourinho

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John Brewin profile picture  By John Brewin

Chelsea embarrassed by an inspired Bradford City in the FA Cup

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno breaks down how the big boys came up short in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

LONDON -- Three thoughts from Chelsea's embarrassing 4-2 defeat to League One side Bradford City at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup fourth round Saturday.

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Jose Mourinho said he would be in disgrace if he lost this tie. Such a fate now awaits him. "I am ashamed," he admitted straight afterwards, also affirming that this was the worst defeat of his managerial career with a simple "yes" when the question was asked.

Two goals clear, then 3-2 down, then 4-2. Bradford...

 By Mark Worrall

Chelsea's players fail to build on a fine start and exit the FA Cup

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho spoke to the press following his side's stunning loss to Bradford City in the FA Cup, and noted that this defeat was one of the worst he had ever endured as a manager.
ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno breaks down how the big boys came up short in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno breaks down Bolton's 0-0 draw with Liverpool in the FA Cup.

Having eased into a 2-0 lead courtesy of a flicked goal from Gary Cahill that was reminiscent of Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola's legendary strike against Norwich City, as well as a decent effort from Ramires, it seemed like passage to the fifth round of the FA Cup was secure, but Bradford had other ideas and responded to win 4-2.

The first real sign that Jose Mourinho was not happy came in the 70th minute when he took off the ineffective John Obi Mikel and Mohamed Salah and sent on Cesc Fabregas...

Bradford goalkeeper praises 'humble' Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho spoke to the press following his side's stunning loss to Bradford City in the FA Cup, and noted that this defeat was one of the worst he had ever endured as a manager.

A dressing room visit from Jose Mourinho was the "icing on the cake" for Bradford goalkeeper Ben Williams after the League One side's shock 4-2 comeback win over Chelsea in the FA Cup on Saturday.

Bradford were 2-0 down in their fourth-round tie at Stamford Bridge after goals from Gary Cahill and Ramires for the Premier League leaders. However, a strike before half-time from Jon Stead followed by goals from Filipe Morais and Andy Halliday put the Bantams ahead before Mark Yeates confirmed their progress...

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Mourinho: One of my worst defeats

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho spoke to the press following his side's stunning loss to Bradford City in the FA Cup, and noted that this defeat was one of the worst he had ever endured as a manager.

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Daniel Sturridge could return for Liverpool at Chelsea on Tuesday

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno breaks down Bolton's 0-0 draw with Liverpool in the FA Cup.

Daniel Sturridge could return from injury to face Chelsea on Tuesday, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers said.

The 25-year-old striker has been sidelined since the end of August with a thigh injury, but will return to training on Sunday.

Rodgers said Sturridge's status for Tuesday's Capital One Cup semifinal second leg at Stamford Bridge will depend on how he performs in the 48 hours before the match.

"Now it is just about getting that condition with football fitness and game fitness," Rodgers said after...